A new counter-terrorism law is expected to sail through France's parliament Tuesday, making permanent several controversial measures under the state of emergency that has been in place for nearly two years in the face of repeated attacks.

The vote comes just two days after more bloodshed, with a suspected Islamist radical stabbing two women to death in the Mediterranean port city of Marseille.

In Paris, anti-terrorism police are also investigating the discovery of a homemade bomb in the hallway of a building in the wealthy 16th district on Saturday.

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